Thanks, NRA

The Associated Press reported late last week that Nikolas Cruz, the teenager who killed 17 and wounded others last week at a Florida high school, was a “very good shot” with a rifle.

So how does a 19-year-old get to be a “very good shot?”

Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when he was arrested Wednesday shortly after the shooting. Former JROTC cadets told The Associated Press that Cruz was a member of the small varsity marksmanship team that trained together after class and traveled to other area schools to compete…

“He was a very good shot,” said Aaron Diener, 20, who gave Cruz a ride to shooting competitions when they were part of the same four-member team in 2016. “He had an AR-15 he talked about, and pistols he had shot. … He would tell us, ‘Oh, it was so fun to shoot this rifle’ or ‘It was so fun to shoot that.’ It seemed almost therapeutic to him, the way he spoke about it.”

And how does a school district afford to offer such a program? It doesn’t – at least not without help.

Help from whom, you ask?

When are we going to stop letting these clowns call, you should pardon the pun, the shots?

So glad you asked.

Records show that the Stoneman Douglas JROTC program received $10,827 in non-cash assistance from the NRA’s fundraising and charitable arm in 2016, when Cruz was on the squad.


A spokeswoman for the NRA declined to comment on Friday.

Of course the NRA declined to comment.

That’s our good friends at the NRA: making American dead again, one high school at a time.



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